Sadiq Khan, Member of Parliament of Tooting and Labour’s candidate for Mayor of London
I would like to wish Eid Mubarak to all your readers. As we mark the end of Hajj, it is also an opportunity to reflect on our own lives, and how fortunate we are to live in a country where people of all faiths and none live together in the spirit of peace and respect.
To all who were fortunate enough to take part in Hajj this year, I hope you had an enlightening and peaceful experience.
As we celebrate Eid, it is also a time to be reminded of the important role our faith plays in motivating our community to serve and stand with those in need. As we celebrate Eid with our loved ones we should think, pray and give charity to the thousands of refugees who will not be able to celebrate Eid this year – and think about what help we can give so that next year will be different.
I wish everyone celebrating Eid-ul-Adha, a happy and peaceful Eid.